“Let’s pick it up!” instructed Paralympian Shelby Baron, who was coaching at a recent camp and wheelchair tennis tournament for juniors hosted by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Mid-Atlantic Region and the nonprofit Sportable in Richmond, Va.
“What are we?” Baron asked the athletes on the court, who were pushing from one corner to another prior to a practice session.
“Gladiators!” the campers shouted back.
Baron’s success as a Team USA player and as a collegiate champion for the University of Alabama precedes her, but as she waits on a wild card selection for this summer’s Tokyo Paralympic Games, she is staying busy setting others on her path as a USTA Net Generation regional tennis provider.
“I love sharing this incredible sport,” she said.
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